Former Custom Carbon Processing Official Sentenced to Prison, Fined for Violating Clean Air Act for Actions Leading to Explosion of Wibaux Oil Processing Plant
July 15, 2020
BILLINGS – The former president of Custom Carbon Processing, Inc. was sentenced today to 18 months in prison, three years of supervised release and fined $50,000 for his actions related to an explosion that injured three workers at the company’s oil processing plant in Wibaux, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.
A jury in September found Peter Margiotta, 63, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, guilty of all three counts in an indictment, including conspiracy, Clean Air Act—general duty and Clean Air Act-knowing endangerment.
U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided. Judge Watters took restit...